Weltonia burnhamensis

Ward, 1979


Classification: Elasmobranchii Hexanchiformes Hexanchidae

Reference of the original description
Ward, D.J. (1979)
Additions to the fish fauna of the English Palaeogene. 3. A review of the Hexanchid sharks with a description of four new species. Tertiary Research, 2(3), 111–129

Types
Weltonia burnhamensis
Holotype: BMNH.: P.60137; NHMUK: PV P 60137; Paratype: BMNH.: P.60138; BMNH.: P.60139; NHMUK: PV P 60139; NHMUK: PV P 60138; NHMUK: PV P 28890 d;


Description:


Citation: Weltonia burnhamensis Ward, 1979: In: Database of fossil elasmobranch teeth www.shark-references.com, World Wide Web electronic publication, Version 02/2023

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Description
Original diagnose after Ward (1979) p. 119 [2493]: (based on isolated lower antero-lateral teeth only). Weltonia having principal cusp approximately 50% longer than the first of the five to eight distal cusplets. Gradient monognathic, heterodonty present.

Remarks
valid after Ward (1979) p. 118 [2493]; Migom et al. (2021) p. 13 [29914];


References
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London Clay Fossils of the Isle of Sheppey. Medway Lapidary and Mineral Society, ISBN 0-9538243-0-6, 100pp.
Kemp, D.J. (1982)
Fossil sharks, rays and chimaeroids of the English Tertiary period. Gosport Museum, 1–47, 10 fig., 3 tabl., 16 pl.
Ward, D.J. (1979)
Additions to the fish fauna of the English Palaeogene. 3. A review of the Hexanchid sharks with a description of four new species. Tertiary Research, 2(3), 111–129